The UCF New Music Ensemble and the UCF composition studio present an evening of world-premiere music exploring the ambiguity and richness of language. Guest ensemble line upon line percussion will join UCF’s finest contemporary performers for this unique and intriguing performance.

To create this program, each composer will be given a pronunciation – not a word, but a pronunciation. This pronunciation is the title of their piece. It will be up to the composer to determine for themselves which of several possible words the pronunciation is referring to, and the significance of that word to the direction of their piece. Each pronunciation will be the title of several pieces on the program, allowing listeners to experience multiple interpretations of each.

About line upon line percussion:

Adam Bedell, a native Michigander, is the head of percussion studies at Texas Lutheran University (TLU) and Huston-Tillotson University. At TLU, he oversees the percussion studio, directs the Percussion Ensemble, and teaches percussion at the TLU Summer Music Academy, Texas’ longest running summer music camp for middle and high school-aged students. Adam maintains an active orchestral career with the Mid-Texas, Round Rock and San Antonio symphonies, among others, and is a dedicated freelance musician, composer, and instrument builder. Bedell can be heard on the Grammy-nominated album Conspirare in Concert on the Harmonia Mundi label.

Cullen Faulk has performed with various Austin groups and artists including Graham Reynolds, Tom Burritt, Panoramic Voices, Austin Chamber Music Center, Ballet Austin, Salvage Vanguard Theater, and Peter Stopschinski; and can be found in the Austin bar-scene from time to time, backing bands with such inspired names as Genuine Leather and Grapes and Friends.

Matthew Teodori founded line upon line percussion in 2009 and currently serves as its full-time Executive Director. He taught percussion at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX from 2014-2021. He has performed with the Austin Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Conspirare, ELISION, Inversion Ensemble, Mid-Texas Symphony, New Orchestra of Washington, Panoramic Voices, Roomful of Teeth, Southern Tier Symphony and the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra.

Featuring world premieres by:

Joey Baroco
Jarell Beausivoir
Yaeli Colon-Degro
Cameron Cummins
Crystal Fuentes
Zouri Girten
Andy Hernandez
Matthew Herzog
Ryan Lewert
Ashton Sarlo
Linda Joy Shishan
Ashley Spadafora

UCF New Music Ensemble

/per/, Zouri Girten (Vl, Vcl, Pno, Perc)
/per/, Cameron Cummins (Complete NME)

/ðer/, Ashton Sarlo (Percussion Trio)
/ðer/, Andy Hernandez (Fl, Cl, Pno, Perc)
/ðer/, Jarell Beausivoir (Complete NME)

/raɪt/, Joey Baroco (Percussion Trio)
/raɪt/, Ashley Spadafora (Vl, Vcl, Pno, Perc)
/raɪt/, Yaeli Colon Degro (Complete NME)

/duː/, Linda Joy Shishan (Percussion Trio)
/duː/, Matthew Herzog (Fl, Cl, Pno, Perc)
/duː/, Crystal Fuentes (Complete NME)

/pæn/, Ryan Lewert (All Forces)